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The Kasuals - Predominantly the band covers classics by The Fourmost, The Searchers, The Troggs, The Kinks, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, The Merseybeats, Roy Orbison and The Beatles amongst many.

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"Needles and Pins" (written by Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono, first recorded by Jackie DeShannon in 1963) The Searchers are an English rock band who emerged a...

The Searchers are an English beat group, which emerged as part of the 1960s Merseybeat scene. The band's hits include a remake of the Drifters' 1961 hit, "Sweets for My Sweet"; remakes of Jackie DeShannon's "Needles and Pins" and "When You Walk In The Room"; . They were the second group from Liverpool, after the Beatles, to have a hit in the United States when "Needles and Pins" charted during the first week of March 1964.

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Originally founded as a skiffle group in Liverpool in 1959 by John McNally and Mike Pender (Michael John Prendergast), the band took their name from the classic 1956 John Wayne western The Searchers. Prendergast claims that the name was his idea, but McNally ascribes it to ‘Big Ron’ Woodbridge, their first lead singer. The arguments still rage.

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This was the first Dave Clark hit I remember and may have been their first. Truth be told, I liked the DC5 better then the Beatles, never mind Lennon and McCarthy were superior song writers. I think it was Denny Payton's sax and Mike Smith's organ and gravelly vocals I liked. That gave the band a more R & B feel.

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Strawberry Fayre Band Events Wigan UK

Strawberry Fayre Band - A successful band from the early 70’s to the mid 80’s, touring Europe and supporting bands such as Mud, Sweet, Lindisfarne, The Fortunes and The Searchers.